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Addictive shows you'll love to watch in the air.

From award winning comedies, to gripping emotional dramas, TV fans will have plenty to watch with our inflight entertainment lineup. We even have full box sets to keep you glued to your screen until you land.

And don't forget to check out our family friendly viewing to keep our younger travellers occupied.

Just a note - as we have different types of entertainment systems on our aircraft, the line up may vary.

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A Very English Scandal

Based on a real-life political scandal, this BBC drama stars Hugh Grant as Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, who was accused of trying to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw). Simply put, it’s one of the best British dramas in years.

Season 1 / 3 episodes

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Barry

Disillusioned hitman Barry wants to start a new life after following his quarry to an acting class.

Season 1 / 7 episodes

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Bosch

Based on the books by Michael Connelly, Bosch is about relentless Los Angeles homicide detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), who is trying to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while he himself is in court charged with murdering a serial killer.

Season 1 / 10 episodes

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Get Shorty

Hands up who remembers the 1995 crime comedy starring John Travolta as a mobster-turned-movie producer? Here’s the same set-up in series form, only with Chris O’Dowd as a tough Irish enforcer for a Las Vegas loan shark, hoping to make it big in Tinseltown.

Season 1 / 10 episodes

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The Good Place

After Michael erases their memories, Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason find themselves in The Good Place again. However, Eleanor finds a clue she left for herself and tries to put everything together.

Season 2 / 10 episodes

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Howard's End

Starring Matthew Macfadyen among others, this beautifully mounted adaptation of EM Forster’s classic novel tells the story of three families as they get to grips with life in the early 20th Century. 

3 episodes

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In the Dark

From the pen of crime king Mark Billingham comes this brilliant, searing BBC mini-series starring Ripper Street’s MyAnna Buring as DI Helen Weeks, who must return to the hometown she loathes to help an old pal following the abduction of two teenage girls.

4 episodes

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In the Long Run

Walter receives a letter from his mother telling him that his younger brother, Valentine, is coming from Sierra Leone to live with him. Valentine’s arrival causes a stir, not least with Walter’s wife who thinks he will be a bad influence.

Season 1 / 6 episodes

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The Jinx

In this documentary series, director Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans) delves into the case of millionaire Robert Durst, a key murder suspect. Asking a simple question – did he do it? – the result is compelling, must-see viewing.

6 episodes

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Kiri

Tough drama, and when Kiri’s corpse is found on Bristol Downs, her father is the suspect. Meanwhile, social worker Miriam is questioned by her superiors, who suspend her. 

4 episodes

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Little Women

During the American Civil War ‘Marmee’ March brings up her four daughters whilst her husband serves as a pastor to the Union army. At their first Christmas without him they donate their food to the poverty-stricken Hummel family.

3 episodes

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Man in the High Castle

A dark drama series based on the novel by Philip K Dick, which imagines a world in which it was the Axis powers who won World War II by dropping an atom bomb on Washington DC. Life is grim under Nazi rule, but as Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) discovers, there are pockets of resistance forming. Dare she sign up?

Season 1 / 10 episodes

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Marcella

Written by Hans Rosenfeldt, the twisted genius behind Nordic noir hit The Bridge, Marcella is a dark and occasionally disturbing cop drama starring Anna Friel as a detective investigating the murder of a nine-year-old boy, a friend of her son.

Season 2 / 8 episodes

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Mozart in the Jungle

Sex, drugs and classical music in this series going behind the scenes in the world of top orchestras  – and what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what occurs on stage.

10 episodes

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My Year with the Tribe 

This short documentary series follows writer Will Millard as he pays a series of visits to the treehouse-dwelling Korowai tribe in Papua, Indonesia. His aim? To try and understand the pressures they face as they move into the modern world.

3 episodes

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Ordeal by Innocence

Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder.

3 episodes

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Patrick Melrose

Emmy-nominated adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s novels, in which Benedict Cumberbatch plays the eponymous Melrose – the son of a decadent and damaged aristocratic on a quest for redemption.

5 episodes

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Three schoolgirls and their governess mysteriously disappear in this major new series starring Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer.

6 episodes

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Red Oaks

Coming-of-age comedy series following David (Craig Roberts), who’s deciding how to spend the rest of his life while also working as assistant tennis pro at Red Oaks Country Club. “Focus on grades,” says his dad. “Drop out and go into stocks,” drawls his boss. Sheesh. All that, and there are matters of the heart to which he must attend.

Season 1 / 10 episodes

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Save me

The fact that it stars Lennie James is the only recommendation you need for this hard-hitting drama. The fact that he also wrote it? Where do we sign? James plays Nelly, a down-and out whose life is turned upside down when Jody, the estranged daughter he fathered 13 years ago, mysteriously disappears. Suranne “Doctor Foster” Jones stars as Jody’s mother.

6 episodes

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Top of the Lake: China Girl

The pairing of director Jane Campion and her star Elisabeth Moss made for a scintillating first season of this dark thriller series. Nicole Kidman joins the cast for season two, in which Moss’s detective, Robin, embarks on a new murder investigation.

Season 1 / 6 episodes

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Transparent

Winner of so many TV awards it’s beyond a joke, Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor as Mort, who tells his children that he’s transsexual only to find that it’s just tip of a huge, family-secrets-based iceberg. Honestly, “dysfunctional” is not the word for this lot.

Season 1 / 10 episodes

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Westworld

It’s the second season of what is one of the most compelling, intriguing and occasionally perplexing sci-fi drama series ever made. As the action opens, trouble is brewing at the futuristic theme park where robotic ‘hosts’ can make your every dream come true.

Season 2 / 10 episodes

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The Big Bang Theory

Leonard and Penny are married now, but The Big Bang Theory’s central idea remains the same – what happens when the worlds of geeky scientists and ‘normal’ girls collide? Funny stuff, that’s what.

Season 11 / 3 episodes

Search Party

Weird, dark and funny, this US show stars Alia Shawkat as Dory, who sees a missing-persons flier for Chantal  (Clare McNulty). Struck by the feeling that she knows Chantal, she rounds up her ‘crew’ and embarks on an increasingly bizarre mission to find her.

Season 1 / 10 episodes

This Country

Mockumentary sitcom about cousins Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe, who live in a small Cotswolds village. ‘I found myself rewinding entire scenes because I was too busy howling with laughter to hear what was going on,’ wrote The Guardian’s critic. Praise indeed.

Season 2 / 2 episodes

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2 Dope Queens

Satirist Jon Stewart joins the Queens to share early memories of living in New York. Meantime, Phoebe and Jessica test his pizza knowledge. Then Sarah Jessica Parker drops in to chat – only to find herself on the receiving end of an epic hair tutorial given by the Queens.

2 episodes

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Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle

Hilarious mockumentary in which the titular presenter of Mid Morning Matters on North Norfolk Radio (Steve Coogan) heads up the M1 to see if there really is a class divide between north and south. Can he survive life working on a Tesco checkout?

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Hang Ups

New sitcom written by and starring Stephen Mangan, who plays a troubled therapist running quick-fire therapy sessions through a webcam. It’s very funny and refreshingly different, plus there’s much fun to be had spotting celebrity cameos starring as patients.

Season 1 / 2 episodes

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The IT Crowd

First broadcast over a decade ago, and lasting four season, classic British sitcom The IT Crowd follows the comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation. Onboard we have two brilliant episodes from the final series.

Season 4 / 2 episodes

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Just Another Immigrant

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan uproots his entire family in order to go and live in Los Angeles. Always a fairly grumpy dude, the adventure proves to be something of a test for poor old Romesh (but very funny for us).

Season 1 / 2 episodes

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The Keith and Paddy Picture Show

Celebrities join Keith and Paddy for frankly hilarious recreations of the classics Grease and Pretty Woman. 

Season 2 / 2 episodes

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Life in Pieces

Acclaimed US comedy chronicling three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily lives in Los Angeles. The twist is that the tale is told from the point of view of each character, based on their own version of events.

Season 1 / 4 episodes

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Michael McIntyre: Happy & Glorious

Britain’s best-loved comedian returns to London 02 Arena (where he’s now performed 27 times, more than any other artist in the world), to do what he does best – make everyday life face-achingly hilarious.

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The Middle

Created by the writers of Roseanne, US sitcom The Middle is famed for its realistic dialogue and warm-hearted but never overly icky evocation of family life. What’s more, it’s all done with a refreshing lack of irony.

Season 9 / 3 episodes

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Portlandia

Hipster culture lampooned in this sketch show, as Spyke gets the band back together. Podcasters investigate a police station. Candace introduces Toni to her childhood home. Brendan and Michelle consider van life.

Season 8 / 2 episodes

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Will & Grace

Season nine of Will & Grace is a little different, a teensy bit special. Why? Because it’s set 11 years later, with Will and Grace getting over their divorces and living together once again. Meanwhile, for scene-stealers Jack and Karen it’s hilarious business as usual.

Season 9 / 3 episodes

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Young Sheldon

If you’ve seen the hit comedy The Big Bang Theory then you’ll know the socially awkward but insanely intelligent Sheldon. Good news – he’s got his own spin-off show, charting his early years. What’s life like for a child genius? Not easy, is the answer.

Season 1 / 3 episodes

Documentaries and Factual

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Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager

From his brilliant run managing England during Italia 90 to his battle with cancer, this portrait of the legendary football coach Sir Bobby Robson is an intimate and affecting look at one of the true sporting greats.

Great British Garden Revival

Join Monty Don, Joe Swift and other top TV gardeners as they travel the nation determined to inspire fellow green-fingered enthusiasts to save Britain’s rich gardening heritage.

Mountain

Acclaimed documentarian director Jennifer Peedom teams up with American mountaineer and photographer Renan Ozturk for this frankly gob-smacking look at nature’s most impressive edifices. It is, as The Guardian says, ‘masterful’.

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Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

One of the most lauded documentaries ever finds filmmaker Nick Broomfield conducting the final interviews with US serial killer Aileen Wuornos. As her execution looms, however, Broomfield questions whether she is indeed ‘of sound mind’ enough to face lethal injection. 

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Attenborough and The Sea Dragon

A 200-million-year-old murder mystery here, as Sir David Attenborough investigates the discovery of an ichthyosaur on the Jurassic Coast in southern England. The team reconstruct the skeleton in order to answer the question: how did it die?

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Confessions of a Junior Doctor

We all know that junior doctors have it tough – but you won’t believe just how tough until you see this documentary series following the young medics of Northampton General Hospital.

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Conviction: Murder in Suburbia

Documentary mini-series following the work of Inside Justice, a registered charity who offer assistance in cases where there may have been a miscarriage of justice. Here they investigate the case of Glyn Razzell, convicted of murdering his wife Linda in 2003. 

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COPA 90

The team behind COPA 90 love football and have made it their mission to celebrate the beautiful game worldwide. We’ve got five episodes onboard, including a look at why Argentinian fans are so passionate; how Diego Maradona became a god; and why the Madrid derby is bigger than El Clásico.

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Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

As day breaks on December 27, 1985, cries of horror cut through the early morning mist. Wildlife legend Dian Fossey is found dead in her cabin on an isolated mountainside in Rwanda, the victim of a brutal machete attack.

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Earth’s Natural Wonders

There are areas of the planet that the natural world has sculpted on such a scale that they beggar belief – vast mountain ranges, impenetrable rainforests and dazzling tropical islands. This breathtaking BBC series visits the folk who call these wonders home. 

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Ferrari: Race to Immortality

Racing documentary set during the 1950s and focusing on Ferrari’s British stars, Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn. They lived la dolce vita during the week knowing that it was a case of win or die on any given Sunday.

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Flatpack Empire

Opening episode of this behind-the-scenes look at life in IKEA. Tom Dixon, the ‘enfant terrible’ of British design, has been invited to collaborate on a new bed-sofa – but things aren’t exactly going smoothly.

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Football Countdowns: Football's Greatest Goals

From spectacular volleys to the perfect team move, this show looks at the greatest goals in football history and features exclusive interviews with the likes of Marco van Basten, Ronaldo, and Diego Maradona.

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Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield’s Disappearing Britain

Would you believe that two iconic buildings – Liverpool’s Wellington Rooms and Cardiff’s Coal Exchange – are under threat? Drawing attention to their plight is documentary maker Nick Broomfield…

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Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees

Dame Judi Dench is one of Britain's best-loved actresses. But did you know she’s absolutely batty… about trees? Filmed over the course of a year, this arboreal treat follows her attempts to unlock the remarkable secret lives of trees.

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Kenny

This superb portrait of Liverpool football legend Kenny Dalglish encompasses his time as a player and manager. But while these sections are superb, it’s the film’s more sombre moments – especially those dealing with the 1989 Hillsborough disaster – that hit hardest.

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McQueen 

Dubbed ‘a modern-day gothic fairy tale’, this sobering documentary tells the rise of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Dogged by demons, however, he took his own life in 2010.

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Newsnight

Newsnight is a weekly roundup of news and current affairs hosted by Evan Davis, incorporating hard-hitting interviews with global opinion-formers and documentaries from every corner of the world. Other presenters include Kirsty Wark, Emily Maitlis and Laura Kuenssberg.

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Nothing Like a Dame

Documentary in which Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith reminisce about all their beginnings in theatre. With a combined age of 342 years old there’s sure to be plenty to talk about…

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One Strange Rock

Narrated by Will Smith and produced by Oscar-winning director Darren Aronofsky, this frankly staggering documentary series uses the perspective of astronauts to tell the story of how life survives and thrives on planet Earth.

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The Putin Interviews

Given unprecedented access to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone doesn’t waste his opportunity. His interviews form a probing investigation into issues central to US-Russia relations.

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RAF at 100

To celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force, actor Ewan McGregor and his brother, former RAF pilot Colin, take to the skies in some of the world’s most iconic planes – from WWI fighters right up to the supersonic jets of today.

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Rediscovering T-Rex

Most of what we know about T-Rex comes from movies (yes, you, Jurassic Park). Presented by Chris Packham, this myth-busting documentary exposes inaccuracies surrounding the infamous dino, and culminates in the most accurate CGI model of a T-Rex ever attempted.

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Running Wild with Bear Grylls 

President Barack Obama and Bear Grylls explore the Alaskan wilderness, where they sample wild salmon and tea made with glacier water, and Obama discusses his official duties, parenthood and faith.

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Sporting Greats: Mo Farah 

This profile of Mo Farah, one of the greatest athletes of modern times, charts his progress from leaving home in Somalia at the age of eight to life in London, battling bigotry and bullying before going on to incredible Olympic success.

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Sporting Records

A look at some of the greatest milestones ever recorded in sport, featuring boxer Muhammad Ali, the Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx and the legendary basketball player Michael Johnson  – just a few of the greatest athletes in history.

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Stacey Dooley Investigates

Styling herself as an ‘amateur journalist’ and sporting a presentation style that is deceptively unassuming, it’s little wonder that Stacey Dooley is described as the ‘millennial Louis Theroux’. We have three of her best investigations onboard.

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Swim Team

Documentary capturing a moving quest for inclusion and independence, as the parents of an autistic boy form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. 

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Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Nick Broomfield’s film attempts to shed light on ‘the Grim Sleeper’, an LA serial killer so named because he took a 14-year break from his crimes. Broomfield interviews the killer’s neighbours as well as investigating police inactivity. 

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Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron

Titanic director James Cameron tries to answer a question that’s troubled him for the two decades since the release of his epic. No, not, ‘Could Jack have fitted on the raft?’ (Yes, he could). But, ‘Did we get it right?’

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Traffic Stop

Short documentary film telling the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American teacher who was stopped for a routine traffic violation that escalated into a dramatic arrest.

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Wild Great Britain

The wild creatures of the UK tend to be a camera-shy bunch, so kudos to the film crews who capture them in their natural habitat. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville, this series reveals the hidden lives of the animals with which we share our island home.

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Whitney: Can I Be Me

From the brilliant documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield comes Whitney Houston's poignant life story told by those closest to her. She was a global superstar, and yet as the film shows, she was never really free to be herself.

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The Affair

Season one of The Affair dealt with the extramarital activities of Noah and Alison (Dominic West and Ruth Wilson), while subsequent seasons (number four is onboard) have dealt with the fall-out from different perspectives, making this a truly bold and innovative show.

Season 4 / 2 episodes

Bulletproof

Gritty and action-packed British crime drama series following two cops, Bishop and Pike (Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters) as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End – as well as navigating their own rather complex relationship.

Season 1 / 6 episodes

The Crystal Maze

Who better to host this newly rebooted version of the challenge-based gameshow than Mr IT Crowd himself, Richard Ayoade? He’s a scream, of course, while the puzzles, obstacles and tests facing the contestants remain as fiendish as ever.

Season 1 / 1 episode

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Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Monica and Giles travel to the foothills of the Swiss Alps to visit the luxury spa hotel Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, which offers guests sleep therapy, Olympic-standard sports facilities, and even surgery.

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Billions

High stakes, high finance and sharp suits abound in this drama series starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti as a hedge-fund manager and crusading attorney respectively. Natural enemies, the guys are soon doing battle.

Season 3 / 4 episodes

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Black Lightning

The show that critics are calling a shot in the arm for the superhero genre stars Cress Williams as retired superhero Jefferson Pierce. However, Pierce is forced to return to fighting crime as Black Lightning when a local gang kidnaps his two daughters.

Season 1 / 3 episodes

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Celebrity Hunted

The hunters track Jamie Laing and Spencer Matthews’ helicopter to the Isle of Wight; can a speedboat-racing friend save them? Steph and Dom Parker try to lie low but can’t resist having a good time.

Season 1 / 4 episodes

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Derren Brown: Infamous

This film version of Derren Brown’s Olivier-nominated sell-out tour shows the master at his mystifying, beguiling best, amazing audiences with a mix of traditional magic, mind-reading and memory games. How does he do it? Your guess is as good as ours.

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Dynamo: Live at the 02

There’s barely a magician alive who can match Dynamo for sheer breath-taking skill. This crowning date of his incredible 2016 tour sees him performing card tricks, levitating and even walking on water.

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First Dates

Savile Row tailor Riki ‘the Hat’ is among those looking for love in this episode, but the highlight is surely the moment that DNA analyst Chelsea peels a banana with her feet. Yup, you’ve gone already, haven’t you?

Season 5 / 2 episodes

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The Good Doctor

A medical drama with a difference here, since the central character, Dr Shaun Murphy, has autism and savant syndrome, which grants him special abilities. Although he can use his amazing gifts to save lives, his personal life is not quite as straightforward…

Season 1 / 2 episodes

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The Good Fight

Sequel show to the beloved and much-missed legal drama The Good Wife. Set a year after the climactic events of that series, it stars Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, who in the wake of a scandal joins one of Chicago’s top law firms.

Season 2 / 4 episodes

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Narcos

Violent and gritty – but oh-so compelling – Narcos tells the true story of the growth of drug cartels, focussing mainly on notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), the DEA agent sent to catch him.

Season 1 / 5 episodes

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Sharp Objects

Mini-series based on Gillian Gone Girl Flynn’s debut novel in which crime reporter Camille (the always excellent Amy Adams), recently released from psychiatric hospital, heads home to investigate the murder of two young girls.

Season 1 / 2 episodes

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Succession

Brian Cox and Matthew Macfadyen head the cast of his major new show from HBO. Billed as a comedy-drama, it revolves around the Roy family who control one of the biggest media conglomerates in the world.

Season 1 / 3 episodes

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The Terror

Mini-series adaptation of Dan Simmons’ epic horror novel about two polar explorer ships. Frozen in the ice and isolated, the ships’ crews must fight to survive not just the harsh weather but also the evil presence lurking among them.

3 episodes

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This is Us

New US comedy-focusing on the lives of a group of people who share the same birthday.

Season 1 / 4 episodes

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